In the Night My Hope Lives On...

Earlier today I ran across a video of a song by Andrew Peterson.  I was intrigued by the video and unfamiliar with Andrew Peterson, so I did a bit of  "exploring".  In the process, I came across this song.  The story of Jacob wrestling with God has meant much to me in the last few years.  I love these lyrics...

In the Night My Hope LIves On

I am weary with the pain of Jacob's wrestling
In the darkness with the Fear, in the darkness with the Fear
But he met the morning wounded with a blessing
So in the night my hope lives on

When Elisha woke surrounded by the forces
Of the enemies of God, the enemies of God
He saw the hills aflame with angels on their horses
So in the night my hope lives on

I see the slave that toils beneath the yoke unyielding
And I can hear the captive groan, hear the captive groan
For some hand to stay the whip his foe is wielding
Still in the night my hope lives on

I see the armies of the enemy approaching
And the people driven, trembling, to the shore
But a doorway through the waters now is opening
So in the night my hope lives on

Like the son who thought he'd gone beyond forgiveness, 
Too ashamed to lift his head--but if he could lift his head
He would see his father running from a distance
In the night my hope lives on

I can see the crowd of men retreating
As he stands between the woman and their stones
And if mercy in his holy heart is beating
Then in the night my hope lives on

I remember how they scorned the son of Mary
He was gentle as a lamb, gentle as a lamb
He was beaten, He was crucified, and buried
And in the night, my hope was gone

But the rulers of earth could not control Him
They did not take His life--He laid it down
All the chains of earth could never hope to hold Him
So in the night my hope lives on.

~Andrew Peterson


t marie said...

I like Andrew Peterson... glad you found him.

Earlier your post re. Scotty Smith went with yesterday's sermon. This post goes with yesterday's SS discussion. So cool.

t marie said...

There's another stanza.